According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, this Famous Painting Includes iPhone
Was Tim Cook partaking in something that the Netherlands is famous for other than the Rijksmuseum? Read more and you decide:
The painting in question (tightly cropped above to allow us to see the alleged first iPhone) is none other than “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” by Peiter de Hooch. The painting is on display at the Rijksmuseum.
“It’s tough to see, but I swear it’s there,” he said of the 1670 painting depicting a man holding up what looks like a smartphone, and pointing it toward a seated woman.”
Cook may be an expert on iPhones and ready to see them in paintings, but he is certainly no art expert. He mistakenly attributed the 1670 painting to Rembrandt. Perhaps Cook should purchase the book Rijks Masters of the Golden Age by Marcel Wanders in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, so he can tell his Rembrandts from his de Hooches from his Vermeers.
For some, this painting and other iPhone sightings in art are indications that Apple has actually engaged in time travel.
The next time you are in Amsterdam, stop by the Rijksmuseum and examine the painting for yourself. Then let us know if YOU think the painting reveals the first iPhone.
Perhaps if Cook and others are so certain that de Hooch’s painting reveals first iPhone then Apple should lose all their copyrights and the phones should be much cheaper for all of us!
Painting: “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” by Peiter de Hooch / Rijksmuseum
Read the original article by Yaron Steinbuch on the New York Post
To learn more about the Rijksmuseum and to plan your visit, be sure to visit their website.